over the past few weeks, something has changed or shifted in me. It is like a veil has lifted from my creative eyes My home is changing as well and as you can see so is my blog. ..... Mother Mary is making a presence in my life and it is a comforting presence for me. I have been fighting this for quite awhile now but after some loving guidance from Sr.K... I am accepting more and I have come to an even greater sense of personal peace. Like all the years of searching for who I am have kind of settled... of course, this could also be a calm before a storm.. of which I am used to now. Most creative people seem to experience this. And I am happy with that.
many years ago, I made cloth dolls to sell.. selling many to shops all over Australia... at the time, I didn't consider myself an artist.
Last week, I was asked to create a doll for an auction, this reignited my passion and at the moment I am in midst of creating .. not just the doll, but also a piece of art to hang on my wall under the words IMAGINE.. I am having fun choosing bits of fabric and buttons to adorn a dress and experimenting with paper mache... inspired by an artist who I only discovered last week - Julie Arkell. Which led me to some gorgeous fabric art blogs one if which is Hens Teeth.. HEN'S TEETH, a fabric artist. Reading her blog made me realize that my preferred medium is fabric, dabbling in others when the urge takes me. Rediscovering bottles of buttons, lace and other vintage ephemera, long forgotten in my cupboards, to create art. Hence my new banner.
I have started to knit myself a scarf for winter and have even started to alter a jacket that I bought last week. I am also playing around and trying a few methods of creating my own brooches from broken and discarded vintage jewellery - lots of fun!
On Tuesday, my brother-in-law Paul, is under going a 5 hour operation to remove a large tumour on his brain. It is aggressive but we still don't know if it is cancerous. That will be revealed once all the results come back after his operation. We are both quite close to Paul. He and his wife Tina are the couple who we went with on our two week cruise a few years ago. Paul and I would do our daily laps of the ship, together. I thankyou so much for your continuing prayers and thoughts.
what is happening at Inglewood? - it has been raining for about 4 days now. quite heavy. good soaking rain for our garden and my tanks are all full... I think the garden is beginning to slow down in readiness for autumn.
oh and when I transferred over to my new computer, I lost all my favourite blogs... so slowly I am retracing my blogging steps... and will eventually find all of you..